PGA Tour: The American Express

Page? site: La Quinta, California.

Courses: PGA West-Pete Dye Stadium (Yardage: 7,187, Par: 72); PGA West Nicklaus Tournament (Yardage: 7,147, Par: 72); La Quinta CC (Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72).

prize money: 8 million dollars. Winner’s Share: $1.44 million.

TV: Watch Golf Channel on FuboTV
Thursday-Sunday, 3pm-7pm

Previous winner: Hudson Swafford.

Leading FedEx Cup: Seamu’s power.

Last week: Si Woo Kim won the Sony Open.

Remarks: For a low-level event, the field is extremely strong, with five of the top seven players in the world and 10 of the top 20. Among those in attendance are Kapalua winner Jon Rahm, Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and Patrick Cantlay. … Xander Schauffele is on duty after being tested for muscle spasms in his back. Schauffele has changed his training slightly. … Rickie Fowler is playing his first tournament of 2023 after scoring two top-10 finishes in the fall, including a second-place finish at the Zozo Championship in Japan. … Taiga Semikawa of Japan makes his second consecutive PGA Tour start with a sponsorship waiver. Already during his studies he won twice on the Japan Golf Tour. … The tournament was previously hosted by Phil Mickelson until The American Express dropped him following his involvement in Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf. … This is the second time in three PGA Tour events this year that the previous winner (Hudson Swafford) has been suspended for signing with LIV Golf.

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